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ERISA LAW BLOG

Do I Need An Attorney to Appeal the Denial of My Disability Benefits?

Almost every day, I’m asked by potential or current clients, “Do I need an attorney for the appeal process?”  Invariably, that answer is “Yes.”  While the insurer or your claims person from the insurance company may tell you that you do not need an attorney and that if you simply submit your own appeal they ...

Tips to File ERISA Claim

Hi, I’m Attorney Nathan Bax here at the Foster Law Firm and today I wanted to give you some tips about how to file your ERISA claim. Now, let me start by saying that this is not legal advice, this is just some general information about claims and that each person’s circumstance is unique so ...

Dealing with Subrogation, Reimbursement, and ERISA Liens

Many attorneys often encounter difficult situations in dealing with ERISA plans who are asserting a lien, subrogation right, or a reimbursement action.  This is a common problem faced in many personal injury cases.  Attorney Nathan Bax was featured in the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly discussing how to tackle these tough issues.  Please see the article ...

Are My Employee Benefits Governed by ERISA?

A recent South Carolina Federal District Court case set forth the analysis of how to determine whether a benefit plan is governed by ERISA or not.  Attorney Nathan Bax was interviewed by South Carolina Lawyer Weekly about the recent case and provided his thoughts.  Please see the article below.SCLW – ERISA ruling shows strength of ...

Duke University Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was recently filed against Duke University over their retirement benefits.  Attorney Nathan Bax was interviewed by the Duke Chronicle and provided his thoughts on the potential of that litigation.  Please see the article attached below.Duke University Class Action Lawsuit...

Health Insurance Victory Featured in SC Lawyers Weekly

Attorney Nathan Bax was featured in the SC Lawyers Weekly Newspaper for his recent health insurance victory.  This case involves the wrongful denial of medically necessary treatment for a rare neurological condition, Guillian-Barre Syndrome (hereinafter “GBS”).  The health insurance company, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, denied Mr. Bax’s client’s health insurance benefits, claiming that her medically ...

Firm Attorney Co-Authors Book on Handling ERISA Governed Disability Claims

Firm attorney, Robert E. Hoskins, is co-authoring a chapter in a new publication that will be forthcoming from Bloomberg BNA Publications. The volume is scheduled to be published in 2016 and the chapter which Mr. Hoskins is authoring deals with handling ERISA governed disability claims through the pre-litigation appeal/review process....

Firm Attorney Recognized as 2016 ERISA Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”

Foster Law Firm, LLC has again been recognized by the publication, The Best Lawyers in America®, for 2016 in the area of ERISA Litigation. Additionally, firm attorney, Robert E. Hoskins, was recognized as the Best Lawyers’ 2016 ERISA Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” for Greenville, South Carolina. Only a single lawyer in each practice area ...

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